Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Observers: Nancy Moreau, Phil and Alden Brown
Weather: Today was a gem of November. Snow-dusted spruces became chimeras as the sun melted their southern halves back to plain evergreen. Cumulus gradually filled in the sky, low enough for ravens to play in their frothy undersides. What little wind there was came mostly out of the east, with the occasional breath from the north or west to provide variety.
Raptor Observations: Large buteos and small accipiters filled most of the count's hours. Eagles took over shortly after 1pm when an immature bald and a juvenile golden found parallel thermals off to the east and circled almost within the same binocular view.
Non-raptor Observations: Crossbills circled the summit and landed in the spruces. Around 60 Dark-eyed Juncos arrived overnight and kept the brush busy with their chirrs and chips. Goose flocks pushed through steadily, most numbering around 20 birds.
Non-raptor Migrants: Canada Goose- 269 Mallard- 34 Herring Gull- 2 American Crow- 24 Ceder Waxwing- 2 Snow Bunting- 1 Pine Siskin- 2 White-winged Crossbill- 25 Red Crossbill- 7 American Goldfinch- 2 finch sp.- 6
Predictions: Rain ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org